Sighting of Young Man With Gun Prompts Canoga Park HS Lockdown

The young man dropped the gun than ran onto campus, police said

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    Canoga Park High School was on lockdown for several hours Thursday as Los Angeles police searched for a young man who dropped a gun on a nearby street and ran onto campus.

    A suspect, a 19-year-old man, was taken into custody and the lockdown was lifted at about 12:40 p.m.

    LA Police Department spokesman Richard French said officers responded to a report of a man who was seen with a gun at about 9:25 a.m. Thursday outside the school at 6850 Topanga Canyon Blvd.

    Monica Carazo, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Unified School District, said school police saw the young man with a gun near the campus and tried to question him, but he fled onto the school grounds.

    A gun was recovered, LAPD officials said.

    It was unclear if the suspect was a student at the school. His name was not released.

    City News Service and the Associated Press contributed to this article.

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